7 Day Social Media Detox Challenge

I don't know about you, boo, but I have been spending WAY more time on my phone the last three months while quarantined. And in doing so, I have found myself to be seriously slacking in other areas of my life. I haven't been doing anything active, have seriously slacked off on my eating habits, …

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Guest Post: WHAT I DID FOR A POSITIVE IVF CYCLE

Written by: Kalli on Life Balance on May 29, 2020 Long story short, my husband and I got married on March 5th, 2016. We were 22 years old, healthy, fit & happy. We'd been together for 6 years at this stage and we had completed so much together, so for us, it was time to …

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My Three Favorite Period/Fertility Tracker Apps

When we started trying to conceive this last time around, I became obsessed with tracking my cycles. I tried a bunch of different apps, but the 3 I kept coming back to were FLO, Fertility Friend, and Period Tracker Deluxe. Every morning, I would wake up an hour early to take my BBT, record it …

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What To Know About Cervical Mucus And Fertile Discharge

Throughout the menstrual cycle, cervical mucus changes. This type of discharge is healthy and a sign of regular ovulation. One method of fertility monitoring uses changes in cervical mucus to predict ovulation. When a person is fertile, the cervical fluid is watery, thin, and slippery, and it may appear similar to an egg white. What is …

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Why Pineapple Should Be The One Food You Keep On Hand

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com When you're trying to get healthy, you want to do whatever you can, right? When I started on my health journey, I wanted to cut out all the chemicals and things that I was finding in the products I used every day. When I embarked on my latest leg …

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For Maternal Health and Covid-19, a Racial Divide

U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL), co-founder and co-chair of the Black Maternal Health Caucus,  speaking at the Black Maternal Health Caucus Stakeholder Summit at the Capitol in Washington, DC on July 11, 2019.  © 2020 Sipa USA via AP (Photo by Michael Brochstein) In the week and a half leading up to my daughter’s birth last July, I …

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What Couples Who Are Trying To Conceive Wish You Knew

Hoping for a Baby You're ready to get pregnant and grow your family. There’s a lot to look forward to and plan for. And although it might happen quickly, it could take longer than expected, even if you and your partner are healthy.  Hearing questions like: "When are you going to get pregnant?""When are you …

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Dear Mom Who’s Done Having Babies

Are you done having babies? Has it been a bittersweet decision? Bring out the tissues. This post is for you. Dear Mom Who’s Done Having Babies, I hear you. You see, just recently… I gave them away. My maternity clothes. Tightly and neatly, I packed them in a reusable grocery sack and delivered them to a …

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